Week #7 – Summer Anime 2017

Week #7 has arrived with this Summer anime season. What’s in store this week?!

Just like every week, I’ll be watching my selected shows for the season and giving my brief feelings on the episode, along with things I liked and things I didn’t like. So let’s get a’watchin’!

***WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW!!!***


18if (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

This is the first episode I’ve watched of the show where I have more questions than I need to be asking. So in order:

  1. Was this dream world featuring real people and real events?
  2. Is everything we saw an illusion created by what this girl in her hospital bed hears?
  3. Is this place a mental hospital or a regular hospital?

But the most important question is this: Why are we supposed to care about these characters we saw in the dream world? Sure, the story was interesting enough that we were drawn in during the early stages, but once we learned Pol had his best friend Pot killed in order to become King, everything just gets flipped on its head, nothing makes sense and we’re just left questioning everything we saw. I didn’t hate the episode, but I really don’t know what to say about it, beyond pure confusion.

The art style in this episode was phenomenal though, absolutely beautiful.

THE GOOD

  • Beautiful art direction
  • Good start to the story

THE BAD

  • Climax of the story leaves too many questions and awkwardness

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


Aho Girl (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

How the hell did we get two new characters that I’m into as well?! Well, technically the teacher has been around before, but this episode really got me going on her and now on top of that, there’s also the red-haired gal as well to add into the fray. The show just isn’t stopping its comedy, it’s funny every single week, keeps things fresh even though the concept itself seems so easy to get same-y with and there just isn’t a character I dislike, they all have their own respective charms. It’s going to be real hard to knock this off the #1 spot, folks.

THE GOOD

  • Two more characters I’m in love with
  • The dog section was hilarious

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

 

 


Centaur no Nayami (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

This was a pretty standard episode, nothing too special, but nothing that took away from things (other than a child-aged centaur completely topless with no nipples…) this week. The scary story section of the show certain stood out more than the somewhat failed attempt at fanservice with the classic swimsuit section of the episode. The show really didn’t do much with this opportunity, especially when we already got the girls in swimsuits before, but school swimsuits. There was an opening here to give the girls their own flair, but other than Himeno’s light pink elegant swimwear, Kyouko, Manami and especially Nozomi, they all wore very plain swimwear, so none of them really had a significant style to them, it was quite disappointing. But all in all I never lost my attention with this episode, it was a nice one but just didn’t do much to really stand out either.

THE GOOD

  • Fun section with the scary storytelling

THE BAD

  • Wasted opportunity to give the girls their own special design during the swimsuit section
  • Nothing special to stand out in this episode

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Isekai Shokudou (Ep.7) *On Notice*

THOUGHTS

SHE’S HERE! SHE’S FINALLY HERE!!! And she has single-handedly kept the show alive…for one more episode. I know her blank personality will mesh so well with Aletta, so I have to see how the next episode plays out. The first half was the same stuff I’ve been bored with, the second half just happened to incorporate Kuro into it. I really REALLY don’t want to see them introduce any new characters in the way they’ve been doing since Episode 1. I want an actual story that lasts the rest of the season and to concentrate on developing the chef and the two waitresses, stop wasting time on pointless character exposition and fifteen minutes of food porn.

THE GOOD

  • KURO!!!

THE BAD

  • Still continued its bland half-episodes in the first half

Episode Score: 3/5 ***STILL ON NOTICE***


Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

I enjoyed this episode far more than I think most will. Obviously it’s chalk full with him instantly learning new spells and crafting A FUCKING GUNBLADE!!!, but I really enjoyed all of that. You got some fanservice with the girls in those…dresses? I mean Elze’s especially, you’re one quick tug away from those bottoms being completely off and it looked like she wasn’t wearing underwear at all! You had the fight where he learns Accel, the new (possibly villainous) girl, Leen showing him Program which is basically real-life coding and more fun stuff LIKE A FUCKING A GUNBLADE PERHAPS?!!! Yeah, this episode was awesome, I loved it.

THE GOOD

  • FUNBLADE!!! I mean…GUNBLADE!!!
  • Nice fanservice without the girls being completely naked
  • Cool new Null Magic for Touya to use

THE BAD

  • Nothing to complain about this episode

Episode Score: 5/5

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jikan no Shihaisha (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

Another episode this week where I didn’t necessarily hate it, but man oh man were there some problems. First off, WE HAD AN INTERESTING VILLAIN AND THEY BEAT HIM EASILY AND NOW HE’S PRESUMABLY GONE!!! DAFUQ?!!! I really like Bill, I’ll never tire of villains with over-the-top evil facial expressions and the fact he fights like it’s a video game just makes him that much more interesting. But the fight really wasn’t what I was hoping for and it ended way too soon. Like seriously, what was the point in bringing him up if he was going to lose so easily? At least it made sense with Blaze because he joined their party afterwards. But this? This didn’t make much sense.

THE GOOD

  • I really liked Bill
  • Mixture of gaming references was cool

THE BAD

  • The fight offered nothing and ended terribly
  • Bill is a presumably one-episode villain?

Episode Score: 3.5/5

 

 

 


New Game!! (Ep.7)

THOUGHTS

A lot of fun in this episode, three fantastic bits here. First was Nene’s interview, which was so freaking adorable, especially in her thought process of Umiko possibly leading her into a trap, the whole scene was really funny and cute. Second was Christine’s moments where I’m falling in love with her more and more as time goes on this season. Her drunken silliness and her attempts to make nice with the character team, it was so funny. Lastly, we’ve got new hires! I’m not sure how I feel yet about two more characters in this already stacked cast of girls, but for the time being it seems all right, I just hope Momiji’s rivalry with Aoba doesn’t get in the way of things. Either way, this was a really fun episode

THE GOOD

  • Nene’s interview was off the charts adorable
  • Christine continues to slowly move up the ladder of the entire cast
  • New hires!!!

THE BAD

  • Nothing to report this week

Episode Score: 4.5/5

 

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One comment

  1. I quite enjoyed Smartphone this week as well. THe story was a bit all over the place but lots of really fun stuff happened and yeah, new magic and weapons. It was just kind of fun.

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